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Splinters

(Running On Empty #2)

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Hazel
I’ve spent my younger years acting, safe in a world of make-believe. I learnt to transform into roles to hold onto a sense of harmony in my life.
Years later, still in that moment, I am another face. Another mask. I am not me—the forgotten daughter, the quiet friend, the unrequited love.
Until the pretending becomes meaningless.
And my life hardens again.
I’m tired o
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Kindle Edition, 357 pages
Published September 28th 2015 by Amazon Digital Services
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Marieke (Marieke's Books & Books and Tequila)
Splinters ~ 4.5 stars
“When are you going to change? Would you hurt me? Everyone else seems to.”

Hazel has grown up in a dysfunctional family. The family was well off, but there was no love between the parents and three sisters. Each lived their own life, not looking after the other. Luckily, Hazel had her best friend Trice, and Robbie, Trice’s older brother. For years Hazel has a crush on Robbie, but he never saw her, was always dating other girls. To complete her studies, Hazel has moved to
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Abbey's Fully Booked
Jun 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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..I wanna be your Farfalla Robbie ;)

So, I had been looking forward to this book since I read Fragments, and was so excited when I received my review copy. Like I knew it was gonna be good, but heck I didn't expect it to knock me of my feet. IT WAS THAT GOOD.

The story of Robbie & Hazel can relate to most girls younger life's, I mean everyone has had a crush on there friend's older brother right?

Yet, that is all it is suppose to be, a fantasy. However, our Hazel here was lucky enough to have
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Angela
Jun 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
5 AMAZING Stars

I was lucky enough to beta read this with M. R Field and let me tell you that she is back and better than ever in Splinters.
Here we follow Robbie & Hazels story and what a story it is (new book boyfriend alert)
I loved this from start to end, it was perfect and had all the right elements to keep you on your toes and not want to put it down.
MR Field sure knows how to write a story that comes to life and hits home on so many levels that you actually can connect and relate to it
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Komal Chandwani
Aug 31, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: best-reads
Splinters is a f*cking masterpiece! If I could quote the entire book, I would. This story has captured me in all sense. Till date, I have never come across such a beautiful story. M. R. Field is a fantastic writer! Gosh, her writing will make you beg for more. Her characters make you feel as if you are a part of their world.

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We have our main character, Hazel Winters who has always been ignored by her family. But there is someone out there who she loves. But she is too scared to take a step ahea
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Natasha Rowlin
Feb 25, 2015 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars
This book brought up a lot of emotions in me. I really enjoyed reading it.
After getting a taste of Hazel and Robbie in Fragments, I was really glad to hear they were getting their own story, and it did not disappoint. Yes, Fragments gave us a bit of a spoiler to this one, but it didn’t get in the way of my enjoyment of it.

In Fragments we met Trice and Alex. Now we have Trice’s brother and Alex’s best friend Robbie, along with Trice’s best friend Hazel. Both these leads are just so enga
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Sofia
Feb 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
*Arc kindly provided by MR Field *

4 estrelitas.

Splinters é o segundo livro da série Running on Empty. Apesar de ser standalone aconselho a leitura prévia de Fragments pois o casal surge nessa história.

Splinters narra a história do Robbie e da Hazel. Ele é o irmão mais velho da melhor amiga dela e desde novos que ambos se conhecem e nutrem sentimentos mútuos de amor inocente, porém ele é imaturo e prefere brincar com o fato da Hazel ser ruiva e envergonhar-se com facilidade, ficando vermelha como
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FMR Book Grind
Sep 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
ERIN'S REVIEW
4 STARS

I love a great friends to lovers romance! Robbie and Hazel are wonderful characters. They have both had feelings they have regretted not acting on. Robbie is a determined man who is doing all he can to bring Hazel back to him. Hazel is tired of waiting around for things to happen. She is determined to shake things up and get Robbie to notice her. These characters drew me in from the start. I love how the author went back to give more detail into their friendship. The book is
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Diane (Books and Tequila Blog)
Oct 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kindle
Splinters, the second standalone in the Running on Empty series, is an amazing emotional story. Beautifully written and so descriptive that it played like a movie in my mind as I read it and experienced it.
Hazel has always secretly loved Robbie, her best friend's brother. But his manwhore ways and her insecurities keep them at a distance. After being away following her dream of a dancing career, a disillusioned Hazel returns to work for Robbie.

"The dread of disappointment lingers across my sk
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Lisa
Sep 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved 'Fragments' and didn't think it was possible to even match it but M.R. has succeeded in creating another beautiful story but different to 'Fragments'.

Hazel and Robbie's romance has been years in the making. It is amazing that Hazel has become such a beautiful, confident person on the inside and out when you consider her treatment at the hands of her family - treatment that only gets worse. Robbie felt the need to become successful in the hopes of winning her family over but th
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Zoe Starr
Sep 25, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviews
Title: Splinters (Book 2)
Series Name: Running On Empty
Author: M.R. Field
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Stars: 4.5
Heat: Level 3

“To me, you are soft, delicate and beautiful. Fragile and in need of protection.” She sighs and shivers. Her eyes are hooded as she runs the tip of her tongue along the corner of her bottom lip. If that isn’t an invitation to go to her, then I don’t know what is.”

Splinters will lift you off of your feet and carry to bed surrounded by red roses and soft candles. It’s seducti
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Tiffany Readz
Sep 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
Great Group of Friends

Splinters is the second book in the Running On Empty series and while I didn't read the first, it read well as a stand alone. M.R. Field does a great job at explaining each character and how they got to the point they are at when this book takes place.

Hazel has loved Robbie from afar for years while being best friends with his sisters. She doesn't have the greatest home life, so she counts her friends as more of a family. Wanting to pursue a career that her parents don't ap
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Mari
Feb 24, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2015reads
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Passion 4 Books
Sep 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Who says chivalry is dead? Oh no, meet Robbie Vera and you meet a man who knows what he wants and will go beyond his wildest dreams to make that happen.

Hazel is a strong and very talented woman who learns to overcome the lemons life has thrown her.

Distance may have separated them for a time but when Hazel returns to Australia it's time to let down her guard and let love in.

Romantic, sexy, dramatic, funny and loaded with a cast of characters that will make you want more. I laughed, got teary ey
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Erin Paige Bixby
Sep 29, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
I love a great friends to lovers romance! Robbie and Hazel are wonderful characters. They have both had feelings they have regretted not acting on. Robbie is a determined man who is doing all he can to bring Hazel back to him. Hazel is tired of waiting around for things to happen. She is determined to shake things up and get Robbie to notice her. These characters drew me in from the start. I love how the author went back to give more detail into their friendship. The book is very well written. A ...more
Book Loving Fairy-Blog
Sep 09, 2015 rated it really liked it
***ARC gifted by author in exchange for an honest review***

Rated 4 stars!

I absolutely love Robbie and Hazel!! I really felt a connection to them and I felt like their interactions with each other and with the other characters in the book. I loved the way they fought and the way they loved so fiercely! At one point when they are fighting and Hazel runs off, Robbie goes after her and refuses to give her space. In so many books the characters back away and that makes for (in my opinion) unnecessary
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Renee
Sep 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: dual-pov
I absolutely love these characters! I really felt a connection to them and I felt like their interactions with each other and with the other characters in the book. I loved the way they fought and the way they loved so fiercely! At one point when they are fighting and Hazel runs off, Robbie goes after her and refuses to give her space. In so many books the characters back away and that makes for (in my opinion) unnecessary angst.
My one issue with this book was that, having read the first book,
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Amy Rogers
Feb 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
A beautiful story about a second chance with the love that got away. This story is packed with so much emotion and has a twist that I didn't see coming. It is heartwarming to see Robbie and Hazel's relationship go from the playful banter to a love story of such epic proportions. I was so immersed into the story that I didn't want to put it down. Robbie is so sweet, loving and compassionate. Hazel is the perfect match for Robbie. She is her own person but together they are electric with chemistry ...more
Natasha
Sep 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
I received a ARC from the author in exchange for a honest review.
4* read.
Splinters is a standalone but the second in the Running on Empty series.
This is Robbie and Hazels story. I loved these two as a couple I connected straight away with them and fell in love with their story. Hazel has loved Robbie for years but he doesn't think he's good enough for her so she leaves for a while but does end up coming back. This is a second chance love with the one that got away. To see their relationship deve
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She Hearts Books
Sep 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
Oh how I adored Hazel. The sweet girl tormented and neglected as a teenager by those who should have loved her and made it out the other side just so very special. The girl who has a second chance at love with the guy who was once the boy who pushed her away. Theirs is a story of two people finding their way back to each other, walking through so much, and holding on to what matters most. I so enjoyed their story.

I give Splinters 4 hearts!
Stef - British Book Binge
Sep 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2015, arcs
ARC for honest review.

A great second chance romance and a great read for my first read by this author. I definitely will be reading her others.

The characters drew me in from the beginning and I loved the flashbacks to their past together. They are a sweet, fun couple that draw you in emotionally too.

The only thing I found was that it was very predictable. It didn't take away from the story, I still enjoyed it, I just like to be kept guessing.
Mindy McCray
Sep 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
* I received this book in exchange for an honest review!
I really enjoyed this book! Reading this book was like a rollercoaster ride. Robbie and Hazel are a great couple. Robbie will do anything for Hazel. Hazel has a horrible family life and is afraid to let someone in.
Lila Rose
Sep 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
ARC copy for honest review.

Robbie and Hazel...what can I say I LOVE THEM!!! It was hot, funny and entertaining. I can't wait for more from Ms Field!!

I'm terrible at writing reviews, I know I don't do it justice BUT YOU HAVE TO BUY THIS BOOK!!
Mette
Mar 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed
It took me a while to get through Splinters. Not because it wasn't good, life just got in the way... This might have affected my experience with this book, since I didn't connect with it the same way I did Fragments... That said, when I finally had the time and headspace to finish this book, I gulped down the last half of the book in one sitting...
In Splinters Robbie and Hazel are older, their problems more severe in a way. M. R. Field portrays this beautifully and leaves me with a sweet calm in
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Black Rose
Jan 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
La primera instalación me gustó más pero esta igual es una lectura entretenida con una historia linda y personajes que ya conocemos y queremos.

Lo que si quiero es leer la historia de Trinity!
Colleen
Mar 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
This second book in the series follows Hazel, Beatrice's friend, and Robbie, Beatrice's brother. We met them in the first book and just knew that something was going to happen between them.
I enjoyed their story with its heat and bit of suspense to it. I must say, Hazel's family made me so angry while Robbie's family made me love them even more.
Jennifer Pierson
Sep 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Splinters is the first book I've read by this author, so I wasn't sure what to expect. Let me tell you, this story blew me away!

Hazel didn't have a great childhood. With patents that ignored her, and 2 hateful sisters always putting her down, she doesn't have a lot of self confidence, except when she's on stage pretending to be someone else. Her low self worth has kept her from admitting her feelings for her best friends brother that she's had since they were kids. Robbie has been kicking himsel
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Tonya
Oct 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I love Robbie! Yeap just chalk him up to add in the book boyfriend list. It was more than just a love story. It was self discovery, finding true love, suspense, and of course it was hot! What I really enjoyed to was the other characters. Getting some insight into their everyday lives and romances. Makes you want to read their stories too. But with Robbie and hazel it was fun, exciting, sweet and just makes you gulp in a lung full of air and sigh. You can just feel the love and that makes it so m ...more
Alison
Nov 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Definite 4.5 *
Raelene Barns
Oct 03, 2015 rated it liked it
A sweet read
Wangari
Oct 01, 2015 rated it liked it
i enjoyed this, it wasn't as angsty as i was expecting but it was still pretty entertaining...
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M R Field is an author from Australia and has completed a Bachelor's degree with Honours from Melbourne. After growing up with the river at her front door, she returned back to her hometown after many years of living in the city. She now lives a tranquil lifestyle with her husband, two young children and effervescent dog.

M R Field has always held a love for writing, filling journals as a child whi
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“My illusion, the idea of a soul mate, was so entrenched in my fantasy that the thought of letting him go, wrecked me.” 2 likes
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